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Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulk

Taste? What's that?

Posted on 2007.04.03 at 15:20
Gotta hand it to CNN. They sure know the most tasteful ways to cover a story.

Now, if you'll look to the lower left, encased in a golden glow (I've added that as a "pointer") but also buried in tehbody of the story, you'll see that you're invited to: "Watch bleeding victim on floor, suspect at gunpoint" Now isn't that just a touch of real class?

Look a little further up on the lower left, in a blue glow, also courtesy of me, and you'll also see advertising for the hotel at whose entrance the fatal shooting took place! We don't know who's dead adn who's alive, but we know who you can call to save money on renting a room there! (Yes, yes, automated advertising. I know. It still takes an idiot not to see the problem there and fix it.)


herrbgone at 2007-04-03 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
Well, isn’t that just delightful? Here you can see video of the ‘incident’ as it happened, and if that’s not enough for you here’s a chance to pop by for a visit and see where it happened for yourself. They are just too considerate!

oncelikeshari at 2007-04-03 19:57 (UTC) (Link)
Who would want to watch somebody bleeding on the floor?
i_m_b00 at 2007-04-03 20:23 (UTC) (Link)

no respect for the victim or the victims family.
Amanda Rex
amandarex at 2007-04-03 21:14 (UTC) (Link)
Auto-ad posting is one thing. Troubling, points out that there needs to be some way to screen, yes. However, an actual human wrote that caption for the video, and that's reprehensible.
zebraspots05 at 2007-04-03 21:58 (UTC) (Link)
*is speechless*
There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know where to start. The whole, "Watch bleeding victim.."thing jumped out at me as I read the article. How cynical is the world, when we are invited, gleefully, to watch what could be the last minutes of someone's life. In the very least, it has got to be the worst moment of her life, put out there without her permission, for the public to get some kind of thrill from. Sick.

And you know what, I don't think the people who put out this article would see what was wrong with the automated advertising...I mean, come on, they just got some free advertising, didn't they?
rupert_talley at 2007-04-03 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
My husband had just asked me if I had heard about this story. He didn't know alot, but that the woman was dead and the man who shot her was shot by a guard or something. That's just enough information for me. Why would I need to see a video of this? To make sure their summary was accurate? I think offering the video is offensive as well as unneccessary. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
risiepookie at 2007-04-03 22:50 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, now that's just about the classiest link they could have added. ::facepalm:: WTF were they thinking???
tajareyul at 2007-04-04 05:10 (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes. Almost as lovely as a recent issue of one of the Detroit papers. Big editorial on why abortion is wrong by some preacher. Right below that, an ad for "male enhancement" products.
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